L.A. Fire Chief Brian Cummings has been on career deathwatch for a while, and today the ax finally fell. In a press release this morning, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that Cummings would be replaced effective Nov. 1, and would officially retire in February. (Credit to the L.A. Daily News for scoopi ... More >>
Many updates at the bottom: Three are now reported dead; L.A. authorities are on heightened alert. First posted at 12:23 p.m. See also: L.A. Witness In Boston: 'We Were Caught Between 2 Explosions.' About a half-dozen people were injured in two mid-race explosions at the Boston Marathon today, acc ... More >>
A "unified protest" involving representatives of three people in controversial, videotaped confrontations with the LAPD was set for Wednesday afternoon outside the department's downtown headquarters. Civil rights activist Najee Ali said the one-hour demonstration was scheduled for 2:30 p.m. He tol ... More >>
Skyy Fisher's podcast rant was the worst we've ever heard from a public official: In a matter of minutes, while talking to his friends on Pigzradio, Fisher managed to call the Compton superintendent a "bitch," Trayvon Martin a "faggot" and an alleged student sex-crime victim a whiny little liar. Wi ... More >>
We thought the Whitney Houston-was-a-crack ho remark by controversial radio talkers John & Ken was behind us. A coalition of African Americans in media, who met with the duo and KFI AM 640 management this week, seemed to be willing to move on even as they pressed for more diversity at the station. ... More >>
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